Usually cervical cancers affect women that are their middle age or even older but it can be diagnosed in any reproductive-aged woman. The condition usually affects women of middle age or older, but it may be diagnosed in any reproductive-aged woman.
Cervical tumors are classified as either preinvasive where the lower third of the epithelium contains abnormal cells, or invasive in which the full thickness of the epithelium contains abnormally proliferating cells.
Other types of this cancer, like adenokarsinoma, small cell carcinoma, adenosquamos, adenosarcoma, melanoma, and lymphoma, a type of cervical cancer is rarer and generally not associated with HPV. Cervical cancer in situ is generally very slow-growing; untreated, half will regress and half will, over a period of 10-30 years progress to invasive cancer. About 10% of women have a fast-growing type - whose incidence may be increasing - which becomes invasive within a year.
The bottom line is that despite its major contribution to cervical cancer prevention, we now know that the conventional Pap smear has dangerous limitations. Using biopsies as the best available gold standard, the ability of the Pap smear to pick up pre-cancer and very early cancer may be as low as 20% - 30%.
Most people are sadly uninformed about cervical cancer. It has nothing to do with your spinal cord or your neck. It is a disease in which cancer cells are seen in the cervical tissues. The cervix, which is the lower part of the uterus, connects the vagina to the body of the uterus. Pelvic pain which is not a part of the normal menstrual cycle pain. The pain can range from short, sharp suffering to a prolonged dull ache. The suffering can range in intensity from mild to severe.
Most cervical cancer is caused by a virus called human papillomavirus, or HPV. You get HPV by having sex with someone who has it. There are many types of the HPV virus. Not all types of HPV cause cervical cancer. Some of them cause genital warts, but other types may not cause any symptoms. Cervical and breast cancers cells may spreads to many body organs brewing serious complications such as tumors blocking the urine passage just after the bladder.
Pap smear tests are necessary, but they are not always accurate. And their results sometimes appear normal even when a woman has the abnormal cells of cancer. Following symptoms or signs might be an indication of the presence of cervical cancer; vaginal bleeding after sexual intercourse or pain during intercourse, unusual vaginal discharge, unusual bleeding between menstrual periods or abnormally heavy bleeding during menstrual periods, increased urine frequency or pelvic pain.
These risk factors increase the possibility of developing cervical cancer and they may act together to increase the risk even more. Some women are particular about hygiene, but lack of a necessary knowledge for genitalia health. They often wash the vagina with a high concentration of disinfectant liquid which may be worse. In conclusion, paying more attentions to sexual health, avoiding repeated abortions, correctly cleaning the vulva, adjusting the menstrual cycle and putting an end to extra-marital sexual life, are the base to keep far from the cervical erosion.
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